We’re working with IPNLF for sustainable fishing

We’re working with IPNLF for sustainable fishing

Supporting sustainability of our oceans and it’s food supply throughout every stage of the seafood supply chain is very much at the core of our mission at Seafood Souq. 

In support of this pursuit we are delighted to announce our collaboration with the International  Pole  and  Line  Foundation  (IPNLF),  a non-profit organization working to develop and demonstrate the value of pole-and-line and handline caught fish for thriving coastal communities.

Currently 53% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, and 32% are overexploited (WWF)

‘One-by-one’ fishing helps to reduce by-catch and provide a greater share of profit for fishermen’

What is by-catch? It’s not just the fish we eat that are affected ,each year, billions of unwanted fish and other animals – like dolphins, marine turtles, seabirds, sharks, and corals die due to inefficient, illegal, and destructive fishing practices.

Aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development we will be working with IPNLF in line with their mission to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them. 

We have started this partnership by working together in developing regions to introduce responsible  pole-and-line,  handline  and  troll  (collectively known  as  ‘one-by-one’) for tuna fisheries.

We’re working in line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

This week we signed a letter along with more than 100 NGO’S such as WWF, retailers and artisanal fisheries urging the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to monitor, manage and restrict dFADs in order to rebuild tuna stocks and protect fragile marine ecosystems.

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